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Energy Alley oil shale deposits: Richest in the world

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For more than a century now, the pale cliffs overlooking the Colorado River have been known to hold a giant energy storehouse. But it is one that has at times looked more like a carnival funhouse with distorted reflections, dead-end alleys, ...

Local mines help supply half of nation’s electricity

By Staff

SOMERSET — Two thousand feet underground and two and a half miles within a tunnel into a mountain, Ed Pagone turned a corner and made a pronouncement. “This here is the money maker. This here is the bread and butter. This is the ...

Plenty of coal yet to be mined from the Uinta region

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Old coal mines dot the route along Energy Alley from Green River, Utah, to Rifle, from small holes punched into the Bookcliffs overlooking the Grand Valley to the closed Roadside Mine in De Beque Canyon. North of Grand Junction, miners are ...

Census, terrorism will be big stories in 2010

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It’s finally over, nasty, bitter and rancorous 2009, and good riddance. That’s the good news. The better news? If you liked ‘09, you are going to positively swoon over 2010. With that in mind, Here are tomorrow’s ...

The legally flawed ‘Nebraska Compromise’

By Staff

From the moment health care reform emerged as issue of Congress’ 2009 agenda, Republicans and Democrats have exchanged rhetorical volleys and parliamentary maneuvers aimed at passing, slowing or halting passage of a bill. It’s not ...

Technological changes can be magical, even at age 95

By Henrietta Hay

Last Sunday my son, Dave, who is a computer expert, was here and said, “I want to show you something.” And did he ever! I had what was to me a magical experience. I spent about half an hour visiting with my granddaughter and her ...

Forecast for 2010: It will be unpredictable

By Staff

It’s the start of a new year — even a new decade, if you don’t accept the math-geek argument that this is really the final year of the past decade. So it’s the time when a lot of folks — pundits, politicians, ...

Legislator: ‘I don’t fit’ with Dems

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — There wasn’t any one thing that led Rep. Kathleen Curry to make her bombshell decision to leave the Democratic Party this week. Instead, the decision was based on the culmination of five years of constant pressure to vote ...

Cops seek suspect in dog’s dragging death

By Amy Hamilton

Law enforcement officials Wednesday night were trying to locate the person they suspect dragged a dog to death behind a vehicle up Rim Rock Drive, Colorado National Monument Superintendent Joan Anzelmo said. An anonymous tip line that ...

Death Notices, Dec. 31, 2009

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Harry G. Colombin, 75, Grand Junction, died Dec. 29, 2009. Dick Knapp, 81, Austin, died Dec. 29, 2009, at his home. No services are planned. Survivors include his wife, Joy; one son, Jonnie; two daughters, Cherie Morris of Ohio and Cyndi ...

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